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The Court of Appeal has allowed the criminal bar to continue its challenge to the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) and suggested it calls on the entire bar to help fund the action.

Court of Appeal clears advocacy quality challenge | News | Law Society Gazette

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“To be called to the bar, a barrister needs to have completed 120 days of specific advocacy training,” the report said. “A qualified solicitor can practise in the crown court (subject to accreditation) with as few as 22 hours such training.”

Who would you rather have representing you?

Jeffrey Review – Advocacy

“The state has failed to provide adequate representation to allow the trial to take place,” Cameron told the court. “A stay is exceptional, but so is lack of representation in this country. We are worried about a fair trial. It’s not the fault of the FCA but we do [blame] the state more widely.”

David Cameron’s brother calls for fraud trial to be halted over legal aid cuts | Law | theguardian.com

Met yet another person whilst in court yesterday who said ‘you’re very brave for going into criminal legal aid at this time.’

This track seems quite fitting.

I don’t have money on my mind.
I do it for the love.

Money On My Mind by Sam Smith on Spotify

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